Vergennes Union High School

On Saturday, Dec. 7, we as Walden students at Vergennes Union High School will once again participate in the John Graham Shelter’s sleepout to end homelessness. We are participating to raise awareness and collect donations. A lot of people — even in our own towns — see homeless people on the side of the road or on the town green and just think to themselves, “They must be really lazy,” or “They just want handouts and they’re not willing to work.” However, in reality, there are so many hardworking homeless people who just got unlucky in this unfair world. They may be working but their pay isn’...
COLCHESTER — Three recent Otter Valley Union High School grads who played for the Rutland Post 31 American Legion baseball team were named among the top players in the American Legion Southern District this summer. Two rising juniors at Vergennes Union High School got second-team honors in the Legion Northern District for their play on the Addison County Legion team. Otter Valley ace Josh Beayon, who was the Addison Independent player of the year for 2018 and 2019, last week was named Co-Pitcher of the Year, along with Brattleboro Post 5’s Adam Newton, for the Southern District. Beayon was...
VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School has announced its honor roll for the final quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. Those named to the roll include:  GRADE 12  High honors: Kaelen Dobson, Bess Gramling, Marin Howell, Cheyenne Jewett, Morgan Lynk, Wade Mullin, Ezekiel Palmer, Hannah Philbrook, Dylan Rapoport, Abigail Smith and Cedar Winslow.  Honors: Jasmine Arel, Nathan Bourgeois, Emma Bryant, Colby Bushey, Benjamin Clark, Holden Clark, Kylie Comeau, Ashley Cray, Bethany Delgadillo, Trayshawn Floyd, Jameson Haggett, Jack Halpin, Olivia Hutchins, Josie Jackman, Emily Jackson, Olivia...

Violet Nichols
VERGENNES — A Vergennes Union High School graduate has been hired as the new Addison Northwest School District Director of Learning and Technology. Violet Nichols will take over the position on July 1 after being chosen from what ANSWD Superintendent Sheila Soule called in a press release a “highly competitive applicant pool,” including six finalists chosen for interviews. A hiring team including Soule, two ANWSD principals, and three other district officials made the final decision on March 18, Soule said. Nichols has most recently worked as the Mathematics Instructional Coach in the Mount...

VUHS JUNIOR JOSIAS Salomao, shown keeping a Fairfax ballhandler at bay Thursday, helped spark a strong VUHS defensive effort in the game in Vergennes with seven steals. Photo by Kristine Kirkaldy
VERGENNES — Thursday’s Vergennes Union High School boys’ basketball game began and ended with standing ovations. The first ovation came at the request of Ben Epstein, a member of the Commodores’ 2001 Division I championship team for which Peter Quinn, who had died five days before, had served as an assistant coach. With Quinn’s wife, Marian Greenberg, and sons Liam and Sam Quinn on hand, Epstein spoke in front of the packed house in memory of the beloved VUHS coach and school-based clinician. After talking about Quinn’s coaching, basketball, mentorship and “trademark intensity,” Epstein said...

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